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The Cambridge Mozart Encyclopedia

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Sarah Adams, Rudolph Angermuller, Derek Beales, Rachel Beckles-Willson, Peter Branscombe, Bruce Brown, Tim Carter, Geoffrey Chew, Sharon Choa, Paul Corneilson, Tia DeNora, Sergio Durante, Cliff Eisen, Faye Ferguson, Genevieve Geffray, Ruth Halliwell, Roger Hellyer, Mary Hunter, John Irving, Friedl Jary, Simon P. Keefe, Ulrich Konrad, Andrea Lindmayr-Brandl, Dorothea Link, Bruce MacIntyre, Simon McVeigh, Mary Sue Morrow, Robert Munster, Don Neville, Michel Noiray, Pamela L. Poulin, Wolfgang Rehm, John Rice, Julian Rushton, Stanley Sadie, David Schroeder, Aine Sheil, Jan Smaczny, John Spitzer, William Stafford, Wiebke Thormahlen, Yo Tomita, Linda L. Tyler, Jessica Waldoff, Ewan West, Harry White, Christopher Wintle, David Wyn Jones, Neal Zaslaw
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  • Date Published: November 2007
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521712378

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  • Mozart's enduring popularity, among music lovers as a composer and among music historians as a subject for continued study, lies at the heart of The Cambridge Mozart Encyclopedia. This reference book functions both as a starting point for information on specific works, people, places and concepts as well as a summation of current thinking about Mozart. The extended articles on genres reflect the latest in scholarship and new ways of thinking about the works while the articles on people and places provide historical framework, as well as interpretation.

    • Comprehensive coverage of Mozart's life and works, and of the people, places and compositional contexts that directly affected him
    • Broad appeal to music lovers, students and scholars alike
    • Up-to-date scholarship presented in a user-friendly fashion, traversing the entire spectrum of research on the composer
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Like all good single volume encyclopedias, this one is also a delight for the casual browser who is not looking for anything in particular. Opening the book to read in an idle moment invariably provides both pleasure and instruction."
    -Opera News

    "...contains some of the finest writing on Mozart I have read."
    -New York Review of Books

    "Entries are beautifully and entertainingly written by some of the best Mozart scholars in the world. [...] If all such gifts come as beautifully packaged as this one, it will indeed give Mozart lovers something to sing about."
    - American Reference Books Annual

    "...the ultimate contribution to Mozart this year. The paper exudes quality and the entries are deft and well-organised."
    The Independent

    "...a handsome, lavishly produced volume, offers easy access to all the information most music lovers will need about a favourite composer."
    Sunday Times

    "...for those who must know absolutely every fact about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart...the Cambridge Mozart Encyclopedia leaves no Kochel number unturned."
    - The Times

    "With this lovingly fashioned book, volume can sometimes come in the form of minutiae, the details which, ironically enough, give what's essentially a learned tome a narrative thrust. Mozart is lifted from these pages, especially so for those who've long thrilled to his music; no matter how well-versed one is in the biographical chronology: the opera plots, the innuendoes of rivals, the scholarly points of contention, the paper trails of commissions--I'd argue that with this work Mozart the man--at least in the print record--reads as real as we're going to get him, outside of his own letters."
    -Fanfare

    "This encyclopedia is the definitive source for Mozart information and should be a required purchase for music and large public and academic libraries."
    - Booklist

    "Cambridge University Press has issued a lavish new Mozart Encyclopedia."
    -Tara Pepper, Newsweek International

    “Thematic studies, such as “Sources for Mozart's Life and Works” and the biographical article on Mozart, are quite long and packed with useful information. The appendixes offer hard-to-find information about videos of operas and Mozart films, as well as addresses for organizations and Web sites devoted to Mozart and his work. The pool of contributors is a distinguished one of recognized Mozart authorities.”
    -Choice

    "Aims to serve as a starting point for research as well as a summary of the latest in Mozart scholarship."
    -Library Journal

    "...this first resource to cover both Mozart's life and oeuvre is a browser's delight. The nearly four dozen contributors are international musicologists noted for their Mozart scholarship, and the editors have done a good job maintaining a consistent style and tone to their entries...An indispensable addition to all collections."
    - Library Journal, Larry Lipkis, Moravian College

    "Extensively cross-checked and indexed, this tome takes advantage of all the latest academic research to provide detailed and comprehensive entries on every person, place or thing involved with the composer's life."
    -Gavriel Fiske

    "Because the authors have so thoroughly researched and clearly written this encyclopedia, no review can fully explain the magnificence and depth of the knowledge it contains or the relative ease of finding such knowledge."
    -The Opera Journal

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521712378
    • length: 674 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 39 mm
    • weight: 1.076kg
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - no date available
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    Preface
    Headword list
    A-Z general entries
    Appendix 1. Worklist
    Appendix 2. Mozart movies (theatrical releases)
    Appendix 3. Mozart institutions
    Appendix 4. Mozart organizations
    Appendix 5. Mozart websites.

  • Editors

    Cliff Eisen, King's College London
    Cliff Eisen is Reader in Music at King's College London.

    Simon P. Keefe, City University, London
    Simon P. Keefe is Senior Lecturer in Music at City University London.

    Contributors

    Sarah Adams, Rudolph Angermuller, Derek Beales, Rachel Beckles-Willson, Peter Branscombe, Bruce Brown, Tim Carter, Geoffrey Chew, Sharon Choa, Paul Corneilson, Tia DeNora, Sergio Durante, Cliff Eisen, Faye Ferguson, Genevieve Geffray, Ruth Halliwell, Roger Hellyer, Mary Hunter, John Irving, Friedl Jary, Simon P. Keefe, Ulrich Konrad, Andrea Lindmayr-Brandl, Dorothea Link, Bruce MacIntyre, Simon McVeigh, Mary Sue Morrow, Robert Munster, Don Neville, Michel Noiray, Pamela L. Poulin, Wolfgang Rehm, John Rice, Julian Rushton, Stanley Sadie, David Schroeder, Aine Sheil, Jan Smaczny, John Spitzer, William Stafford, Wiebke Thormahlen, Yo Tomita, Linda L. Tyler, Jessica Waldoff, Ewan West, Harry White, Christopher Wintle, David Wyn Jones, Neal Zaslaw

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